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The Dead 27s, shot for the Music Issue in 2013
Local Southern soulsters Dead 27s joined up with this week with Charlotte, N.C.-based Intrepid Artists International
. The boutique agency represents a range of artists like Ori Naftaly Band, Orgone, and Nikki Hill.
Sol Driven Train bassist Rusty Cole manages The Dead 27s now and helped them expand outside their local fanbase. “He reached out to Intrepid and they caught a show in Asheville, NC, which led to them offering us a chance to work with them,” drummer Daniel Crider tells us. “We are thrilled and honored to be on the roster with the other artists that are on Intrepid.”
So what now? “The next step is that we will be hitting the road hard come spring. We have a great team assembled to move forward,” Crider says. “In the meantime, we are writing and rehearsing new material and finishing our the fall schedule. It’s a very exciting time for us.”